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ghostly presence

An unspecified yet palpable and typically somewhat sinister presence, attendance, or existence. Though the country had finally reached a period of peace, the ghostly presence of its violent past hung heavily on the minds of the citizens. The characters never discuss the absent father directly, but this very avoidance gives him a ghostly presence throughout the novel.
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You have to take your hat off to him for trying, but it's left to the ghostly animals to get everything ready, while Lady Pepper prepares a range of odd snacks for the cafe (cuttlefish cookies, anyone?
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5: Knowsley Hall Banshee The grounds of the hall and several roads near the estate are haunted by two ghostly cars with bright headlamps but no drivers.
The soldier's ghostly figure has also been spotted wearing just one glove.
The ghostly tales sessions is for adults only and will be in both Welsh and English.
As well as notorious ghostly hotspots such as Chillingham Castle and the Schooner Hotel in Alnmouth, the 39-year-old uncovered some never-before-told tales of unexplained phenomena.
GHOSTLY sightings in Wales are as high as anywhere in the UK.
London, May 27 (ANI): A historic hotel in Scotland has left its staff baffled after a ghostly figure was caught roaming its grounds on CCTV.
Anyone who has ever gone camping in Australia is well aware the tradition of spooky and ghostly stories are alive and well in this wide brown land.
In Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination, sociologist Avery Gordon argues that by approaching texts as haunted sites, readers can become attuned to the political implications of details and omissions that might otherwise go unnoticed.
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